'''Scott Long''' (born June 5, 1963 in Radford, Virginia|Radford
) is a US-born activist for international human rights, primarily focusing on the rights of lesbian
, and transgender
) people. He founded the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch
, the first-ever program on LGBT rights at a major "mainstream" human rights organization, and served as its executive director from May 2004 - August 2010.
He later was a Visiting Fellow in the Human Rights Program of Harvard Law School
from 2011 - 2012.
Long has investigated and advocated against human rights abuses in countries including Albania, Egypt, Jamaica, Iraq, Romania, Russia, South Africa, the United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. He also helped achieve some of the earliest victories for LGBT rights at the United Nations